Lmfao. Someone loves chrome... flynbulldog lol. If it doesn't suit the build why do it. Simple as that.
And yes my bike is a one off. Haven't seen one like it on the internet.
If you don't have input to my question don't reply. I never asked for your opinion on my build.
The right side cover contains the oil pump and the bronze bushes for the crankshaft and points drive shaft, so if you are going to have the cover sand blasted, then you will need to protect these from the grit, otherwise pieces of sand will embed themselves in the bronze and act like grinding paste.. Obviously the oil pump must come out and the oilways scrupulously blown clean after the cover is painted, and the engine re-timed afterwards.
The gear selector cover at the back contains some quite complex mechanisms, so if you are not familiar with it you will need to note where the various parts fit.
It is easy to put back on, with no pressure on the shafts, but, it can often be a job to get the oil pump drive tang lined up with the slot in the drive gear. The best bet is to turn the engine until the slot is at 6 o'clock or 3 o'clock, then turn the pump tang to the same position and the cover should slide on, just don't force it.